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The Adirondack Common Ground Alliance meeting was held yesterday in Long Lake (Photo:  Common Ground Alliance website)
The Adirondack Common Ground Alliance meeting was held yesterday in Long Lake (Photo: Common Ground Alliance website)

In the search for common ground, Adirondack groups take small steps

Yesterday in Long Lake some of the Adirondack Park's most partisan groups and activists gathered for a meeting of the Common Ground Alliance.

Over the last four years, the Alliance has been trying to build bridges and find issues that all the Park's factions - from local government leaders to environmentalists - can support.

As Brian Mann reports, even some of the project's organizers say tangible results have been hard to come by.  Go to full article
Peter Hornbeck in his shop in Olmstedville (Source:  Hornbeck boats website)
Peter Hornbeck in his shop in Olmstedville (Source: Hornbeck boats website)

Hornbeck says he?s been misportrayed in APA confirm fight

Governor David Paterson has nominated businessman and environmental activist Peter Hornbeck to serve on the Adirondack Park Agency board. Hornbeck, a boatbuilder from Olmstedville, has the support of his local town board and supervisor. In a letter issued last week, Minerva town supervisor Sue Montgomery-Corey described Hornbeck as intelligent and thoughtful.

"We believe that he will represent the needs of Adirondack communities and businesses well," Corey wrote.

But Hornbeck's nomination has drawn fire from other local government groups in the Adirondacks and from state Senator Betty Little. They point to the fact that he serves on the board of Protect the Adirondacks, a group that is currently suing the APA. Last week, Senator Little predicted that Hornbeck wouldn't be confirmed by the state Senate.

Until now, Hornbeck himself has kept quiet about the uproar that has erupted around his candidacy. But on Friday he spoke in-depth with Brian Mann.  Go to full article

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